Telesthesia: How Class and Power work in the Post-Internet Age
Producer Berkeley Center for New MediaAudio/Visual sound, colorContact Information http://atc.berkeley.edu/bio/McKenzie_Wark/
The most resonant slogan of Occupy Wall Street is "we are the 99%!" But who are the one percent? The popular answer is "Wall Street." But to think about this more closely, perhaps the question to ask is: how do the most advanced means of computing and communication of our time create new class relations? Perhaps this isn't your grand-parents capitalism we are now living in. Perhaps there are intra-class struggles within the ruling class for which we do not yet have good social maps. Perhaps there are new kinds of class formation outside the ruling class. What do the new relations of communication mean for the creation of art and culture?
January 10, 2014
McKenzie Wark - Telesthesia: How Class and Power work in the Post-Internet Age
This was a somewhat dry sounding but interesting lecture. I give it five stars.